ALLENDALE Show returns this weekend for its 181st year.

A traditional country show, Allendale Show attracts a strong selection of agricultural classes and this year, organisers are expecting to see entries spanning 42 classes.

Horse showing and show jumping are also on the agenda, while the dog show is expected to attract many breeds locally and from further afield.

Meanwhile, there will be competition classes for produce, handicrafts, photography, art, flowers and flower arrangements, vegetables and walking sticks. The industrial tent will also be packed with home bakes, jams and photography, with locals preparing well in advance of the show to present their best.

Known for being a family friendly show, there will be plenty of events and entertainment throughout the day including terrier racing competitions, Cumberland and Westmorland Wrestling, trade stalls and stands and a grand raffle promise. The popular tug of war will see the winning team awarded the King’s Head cup and a £125 prize.

And this year’s main attraction will see motorcyclists defying gravity in a stunt bike show over the course of the day.

The quoits competition is expected to be highly competitive, and this year will see the introduction of a new vintage vehicle section at the show with old cars and tractors.

Meanwhile, entertainment group Circus Avago will be hosting workshops for children throughout the day.

There will also be plenty of North-East traders selling food and drink and arts and crafts.

The show takes place on Saturday at the Showfield, Riding Haughs.